Internet via satellite: An interesting option?
There is still no clear answer about the efficiency of satellite Internet. Still, we know it was initially designed for places with limited Internet access. The technology was created to bring connectivity to remote areas such as farms, the high seas, and the desert, among others, being an interesting alternative in natural disasters.
Over time, some companies began to invest heavily in this service and have ambitious goals to offer fast and comprehensive Internet via satellite worldwide. The idea is to opt for technologies that guarantee customer cost reduction and more excellent service provision coverage.
The operation consists of using satellites with four high-performance antennas, which, acting in combination, will have the signals transmitted quickly. The intention is to expand to thousands of satellites, which will be placed in orbit increasingly, forming a vast high-capacity network.
The satellites are flat-panel in shape, weigh 260 kg, and are at low altitudes of 550 km, so they can disintegrate in the atmosphere more quickly when they fall into disuse.
A kit is sent to the user’s residence to assemble the equipment so that the signal can be received and transmitted via the Internet to the satellite. This kit must be duly homologated by ANATEL.
Today there are already companies offering this service, which promises fast and long-range Internet, with transfers of up to 1GB per second and latency of 25 thousand milliseconds.